Osel's Message to the South Asian Regional Meeting, January 2012
Osel gave this message at the January 2012 South Asian Regiona Meeting. Pictured below is Osel with other participants of this meeting.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche is such an inspiration and someday he will have private time for himself. Up until now he has dedicated all of his time to others, we have to give him space so he can rest. Given his situation now, I think it is important to be aware of that.
Things evolve slowly, slowly. We’re all trying to reach as many people as possible through different ways, not just through this organization, but other ways also. One of my jobs is to reach people who are not Buddhist, people who will never pick up a book, people who never even think of meditating, for example. As things evolve we have to also adapt to those changes which don’t have to necessarily be bad. In the long run it can be positive too, we all learn from our mistakes in the long run.
There are many different levels of helping others that FPMT is working on. Like in the collective memory each individual works for themselves, each of us has to do our own thing, whether or not we are doing it for someone else we have to do it for ourselves. We are all connected, the real guru is inside ourselves, no one can give you the truth. You have to find your own truth and that’s your guru. The same way just like when Lama Yeshe passed away and people are still attached to that image of Lama Yeshe that will never exist again, things change and we have to adapt. We have to help ourselves in the end, only we can do that, in the end it depends only on ourselves. The regional thing [the establishment of FPMT regional offices] is to come together so we can all help each other grow and make the organization last as long as possible so we can expand and do what we have to do in order to reach people so they can help themselves.